CBIA BizCast: Athletic Brewing’s Race to the Top 

06.03.2022
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CBIA BizCast host Ali Warshavsky speaks with John Walker, co-founder of Athletic Brewing in Stratford. 

Walker helped Bill Shuflet brew the original ales in 2017 when the avid athlete decided he wanted to enjoy a beer without worrying about alcohol affecting his performance the next day. 

Athletic Brewing was recently named to TIME’s list of the most influential companies, with Walker saying that the rapid growth is due to the passion behind the product and the brewery’s mission.

Athletic is investing  some of the proceeds from its success in philanthropic projects, including donating 2% of sales to protecting and restoring local trails. 

“It comes down to the team and it comes down to a passionate group of people who want to do this, who love what we do, who are making great products but are also making a huge impact in our environment and our communities,” said Walker. 

Athletic Brewing will celebrate the grand opening of its new Milford headquarters in June. The company also has a location in San Diego.

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